A murderer, known as "The Black Ace", menaces a number of people staying in an old dark mansion. This 1933 picture features matinee idol Chester Morris as an author intent on writing a book about the notorious criminal. He visits criminal expert Thornton Drake to get more information about the case. When someone receives the killer's calling card (the "ace of spades") the mystery begins. This is a wonderfully entertaining old fashioned mystery movie with all the hallmarks -... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Chester Morris, old house, murder, mystery, writer
HD version of the 1958 "B" horror feature.A newlywed couple move into the man's old home, which was previously inhabited by him and his previous wife. Strange happenings abound, leading the new wife to think she may be going mad. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: American International Pictures, B movies, horror, old house, skull, terror, newlywed horror
A short feature from 1948 in colour. A bunch of Rascal-like kids solve a mystery in the mansion on the hill. Features George Zucco. This is one of many 1948 Hal Roach films that lapsed into the public domain when the comany fell into financial difficulties in the 1970s. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Hal Roach, Our Gang, Curly and His Gang, George Zucco, Old House Mystery, Colour, Short Features
Episode one of the series "The Dow Hour Of Great Mysteries" (31 Mar 1960) Kinescope recording of an elaborately staged television version of the often filmed 1922 Avery Hopwood and Mary Roberts Rinehart play "The Bat". Hosted by Joseph N Welch. Starring: Helen Hayes, Jason Robards Jr, Margaret Hamilton. A sinister criminal known as "The Bat" tries to find stolen securities hidden in the rambling mansion owned by the deceased owner of a bank and rented by spinster... Topics: old house, old dark house, helen hayes, jason robards, margaret hamilton, nbc, dow hour of great...